It’s time for another blog hop showing our completed UFO’s. Artists and crafters are all too familiar with wonderful plans petering out and stalling along the way. We end up with all too many UnFinished Objects. I started this months-long challenge with the idea of tackling the projects that had languished for years. I was surprised to have that morph into not allowing newer projects to add to the problem. This little egg is only a few months old. I’m happy it didn’t get permanently passed over for newer, shinier ideas.
Beaded Easter eggs like this have been made in Russia for 100 years or more. This is a fairly traditional pattern, but I wanted to make a small change to the usual instructions. Most eggs are finished at the top and bottom with straight rows of beads.
I don’t like abrupt change at the end. I knew I wanted to continue the little 4 bead motif over the entire egg, but had no clue how to do this. At that point, something else came up and it was all too easy to set this aside. Fortunately it sat by my bead table accusing me. What? You’re not willing to think a little bit? Don’t you feel like playing? Eventually I listened and played with the beads until I came up with a couple of solutions. They’re not perfect, but they work, and I like the finished product.
You’ll see more interesting work by the other bloggers. Hop aboard!
Karen Williams, Baublicious
Francie Broadie, FAB
Christine Van Dyke Altmiller, One Kiss Creations
Therese, Therese’s Treasures
Kim Dworak, CianciBlue
Liz En, Bead Contagion
Amy Severino, Amy Beads
Cynthia Machata, Antiquity Travelers
Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
Christi Carter, Sweetpea Path
Bobbie Rafferty, Beadsong Jewelry
Margo Lynn Hablutzel, My World and It’s Full of Books